Massage as a Sleep Aid for those with Dementia

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Vancouver RMT Article of the Week: Improved Sleep for Dementia Patients

A number of research studies have focused, lately, on the effect that massage therapy has on bettering mental wellness. As a means to reduce stress and calm the body, massage can do profound things for those struggling to optimize their mental health.

In aging populations, conditions such as dementia and alzheimer’s are a growing reality for some. One study, summarized here, shows marked improvement in quality of sleep with the addition of massage therapy to a dementia patient’s care plan. A calm is achieved during their treatment to the point where the mind can settle and the body can rest.

Another study focused primarily on the reduction of stress and aggression in dementia patients partaking in regular massage therapy treatment. To read more on this research, click here.

The Vancouver RMTs at Broadway Wellness are friendly and passionate therapists who strive to work with you on your pathway to recovery and wellness. Whether you turn to massage therapy for treatment of an injury or condition, or to relax and decompress, we certainly have the resources to help you within our Vancouver massage therapy clinic which has grown to include chiropractic care and naturopathic medicine. To book your next appointment please feel free to give us a call at 604-732-5222, or book online here.

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